Charles Kofi Yawson was born on 26th June 1976 at Gomoa Ngyiresi in the Central Region of Ghana. He attended Adaa Ngyiresi Methodist Primary school and D/A JHS and completed in 1991.
After a successful B.E.C.E, he enrolled at Nsaba Senior High School and completed in 1994. He later enrolled at Komenda College of Education in 1997 where he received training to become a professional teacher. He was the house Captain for the indomitable house one. In the year 2000, he graduated with 3 Year Post-Secondary Teachers’ Certificate “A” and began his professional teaching under Ghana Education Service in September 2000. Charles Kofi Yawson was so committed to the profession and his work was outstanding to the extent that he was in line to be nominated to receive an award at the district level as an outstanding teacher until he gained admission to further his education at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom in September 2003 and graduated in December, 2005 with specialization in Development Study. Alongside the first degree, Charles Yawson also studied for N.V.Q. levels 1&2 at Dewsbury College in UK where he specialized in food processing.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Education Degree, he won a one-year contract of employment with Kirklees Metropolitan Council to work as an Educational Teaching Assistant at Honley High school, within West Yorkshire, of The United Kingdom between September 2006 and August 2007. In this job role, Charles performed various duties which included Teaching, learning support, mentoring, in addition to other co-curricular activities especially sports. During the period of his stay in the School, Charles Yawson made a tremendous impact in the lives of the staff and students who came into contact with him to the extent that they pushed for the extension of Charles’ contract but this came quite so late as he had already secured admission to pursue MSc degree in finance and international marketing at Leeds Metropolitan University and University of Huddersfield respectively.
In October 2007, Charles Kofi Yawson followed his Bachelor’s Degree up with an MSc International marketing degree which he completed in December 2008 and graduated in March 2009 at The University of Huddersfield.
After obtaining his master’s degree in December 2008, Charles worked as a Quality Assurance Controller at Country Park Specialty Foods within the city of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom for a period of one year four months. As teaching was a profession he loved and practiced with passion with keen interest in helping and imparting knowledge to adults and young persons, Charles secured another employment contract with Kirklees Metropolitan Council to work at Nether hall Learning campus as a Teaching and Support Staff between August 2010 and March 2012.In this job role, Charles Kofi Yawson was involved in teaching and learning support as well as leading a research on learning difficulties and challenging behavior in young person’s such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Selective Mutism, Dyslexia and Anger management to help improve learning and to ensure best practice and safety within the learning environment as well as achieving learning excellence. In total, Charles lived in the United Kingdom close to ten years before being moved by his impeccable ambition to return home to contribute his quota towards the development of Gomoa West in particular and Ghana as a whole.
Between May 2013 and January 2014, Charles Kofi Yawson worked voluntarily for Balisu Foundation an Accra based NGO in the capacity of Educational and Marketing consultant in Accra to provide marketing and Educational consultancy for the foundation to help improve the life chances of people living in deprived communities in the Central Region of Ghana.
In March 2014, Charles had a new job role as a head teacher at Edifort Memorial institute at Kaneshie, Accra to manage and steer the affairs of the school. Within the third month of this employment, Charles Kofi Yawson got a new appointment as a programme manager for Girls Education Initiative and was in charge of education of girls in the Greater Accra and Central Region of Ghana until he had a new appointment as a Lecturer at Ghana Technology University College as a marketing Lecturer where his expertise are being ultimately harnessed within the university. He is currently the Examinations Officer for the IT Business Department in addition to serving on various committees within the institution such as the Academic board and Examinations Malpractices Committee.
My hobbies are writing and playing football which I’m still active on the playground.